To Kill a King

by Hungry Lucy

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On their third full-length album, genre bending duo Hungry Lucy prove to us, yet again, that the confines of one musical style just won't contain them. "To Kill a King" seamlessly traverses the musical spectrum from somber darkwave to catchy pop without missing a beat.

Fans of Hungry Lucy's first two releases, "Apparitions" and "Glō", will not be disappointed with this fresh batch of inspired electro-organic productions crowned with Christa Belle's haunting voice.
While not purely a concept album, a common story runs throughout “To Kill a King” as Christa Belle's deeply personal lyrics lead you through a tale of oppression, grief and ultimate triumph.

The title track, "To Kill a King" couples a driving Depeche Mode styled production with emotional female vocals. While "Rainfall" evokes the electrified songwriter feel of Dido or even Madonna in her more contemplative moments. The uplifting vibe of "Shine" pulls together elements from around the globe with a soaring vocal melody. The melancholy "Good Girl" is a stripped down piano & vocal wonder that tugs hard at your emotions, while the pure synthetic "High Price of Mistakes" manages to sound icy cold, yet emit a warm glow all at once.

It's this type of beautiful contrast that Hungry Lucy are passionate about, and fully demonstrate on “To Kill a King”. Their talent for blending the familiar with the exotic captures you at first listen and leaves you wanting more.

In total, "To Kill a King" brings you 13 new songs featuring additional vocals from Kristy Venrick of The Azoic and Alexx Reed of ThouShaltNot. The US release also features 4 bonus remixes from Null Device, Trigger10D and, War-N's alter-ego, F9 for a total of 17 fab tracks! Oooh ... I'm getting flustered just thinking about it!

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released 02 November 2004

All songs written and produced by Warren Harrison and Christa Belle

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Hungry Lucy have been making "gypsy electronica" since Nov, 1998. Their unique blend of haunting female vocals, rich electronic instrumentation and groovy beats is ever evolving with each new release. Since 1998, Hungry Lucy has released many albums, made countless compilation appearances and toured the U.S. several times.

"Intoxicating gypsy electronica with enchanting female vocals"
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Track Name: High Price of Mistakes
On the edge, I wait
Hands held tightly…together
Waiting for the name
I wallow in my shame
I played a dangerous game

Hold it all inside, they said
Don’t you speak of this disgrace
(till you’re six feet underground)
People whisper silently
I can’t even show my face
(can you turn your life around)

Don’t think positive
I’ll only crush myself
We just have to learn
In our mistakes we cause concern
But in the end it’s only me who’ll burn

What will you do, they scream at me
Turning nights to endless days
(is there shelter from your fear)
My decisions have no weight
I can only run away
(it’s your voice you have to hear)

Hold it all inside, they said
Don’t you speak of this disgrace
(till you’re six feet underground)
Whispers turn so deafening
I can’t live with my own face
(can you turn your life around)
What will you do they scream at me
Leaving my wound so exposed
(is there shelter from your fear)
Twisted words and loving arms
No one else will ever know
(it’s your voice you have to hear)
Track Name: Rainfall
Behind a wall
There is a boy
I've tried to reach
For many years
Each time it rains
I see his face
I offer shelter
He walks away

May you have brighter tomorrows
The past you had was shrouded in deceit
May you be eternally beautiful
The way you are
The way you are
To me

I had the chance
To feel his pain
I didn’t look
Deep inside
My desperate hope
Won’t bring him back
It only kills
The love I have

I walked away
From the waters edge
Feeling numb
From the cold
Now when it rains
I can’t see his face
I am weak
And I have failed
Track Name: Good Girl
I’m not your good girl
I’m not anyone
Life has grown so difficult
Just trying not to fall

Sometimes I see you
Peek through your dark disguise
Though I am broken down by your words
I can’t look away from your eyes
You want too much of me
And you give me nothing but lies

When you’re here
I can’t feel
Who I really am
When you’re gone
I want to run
Far away

Push and pull my heartstrings
Each tug takes liberty
You fight to get what suits you
Make the world what you want it to be
Time to step out of your shadow
Let the sun shine down on me

I’m not your good girl
I’m not your anything
I’ve become so cynical
Smaller steps won’t stop my fall
Track Name: You Are
You are
So deep inside of me
You are
Slashing my dignity
You are
What no one else can see
So far
You’ve made a fool of me

Revolting is how you make me feel
Disturbing how your love isn’t real
Typical is what this seems to be
For you
Deception comes
So easily

Injected with the poison of you
Weakened by not knowing the truth
Break the spell and give me back to the world
Take back the troubles of a broken girl
Track Name: Softly
I don't need you to say
Pain is coming close
I know all too well
By the force of your hand

I am so afraid
You have crushed my will
As my tears run softly down

I ask you to stop
You continue anyway
Is this what you call love
As I shut my eyes

I could have been free
Without your chains
But my tears still run softly down

Will I ever know
A life away from you
As my tears still run softly down
Track Name: The Chase
I can’t find her
Just shadows on the wall
A net full of holes
Can’t prove anything at all
Memory is beautiful
Her flesh is not in front of me
I want to comfort
The girl I never see

Where has she gone
She’s out there all alone
Hidden faces turn
Begin the memory burn
When will she find me

Thin and withered
Red dress turned to pink
Thought I heard her laughing
In books of blue black ink
I don’t think she’s in there
Just an unresponsive smile
No, I can’t see her dancing
I’ve been looking all the while
Track Name: Can You Hear Me?
Driving through this chaos
Seeing many flaws
I leap to aide in correction
And disappear

Lovely sparks are flying
Motionless I observe
Waiting for the ending
To arrive

The fire warming up tonight
Can you hear me?
Too far gone to touch
Can you hear me?

It will always be
Someone else’s fantasy
Like fingernails that won’t grow
I am full of dead hope
Won’t anybody listen to me?

Ignition fails to greet me
Cold by the side of the road
Turn over, turn over, turn
And look into my eyes

It’s never going to pay
To lead my life this way
Appreciation gone
Needing for anyone
To listen to me

No more fuel
Fire’s gone
Starkness
No one
Track Name: Fool
In this bloody pool
I see such a fool in me
Now my blood is gone
How could I let myself believe
In you

Now I’m cryin’
Cause I’m tryin’
Too hard
Mirror’s fadin’
Complicatin’
My heart
Can I kill the past
With one look
At this fool

Thought I read the signs
Leading to divine embrace
I misread the words
Took a giant leap of faith
For you

My disaster
Made you master
Of me
No hereafter
No more chapters
Between
Will you let me go
Or hold on
To this fool
Track Name: Stars
When the little ones go
Out on their own
A flag of caution to the wind
Do not heed this warning lightly
For you may find
Terror in the end

Tread carefully
Over these three
Smile gleefully
Circle ‘round to me

When they grow a bit more
They will learn
What they want to be
Through confusion and tears
They’ll become strong
And fly so free

Who knew you plant stars in the ground
Who knew you’d find so many all around
Did they live their lives with good intent
Or will they sing forever their lament

Now they shine so bright up in the sky
I miss them all
I make a wish
Hold my breath
And wait for their call
Track Name: Shine
You’ve got to fight for it
After all it’s yours
Don’t let the world
Push you down
Into its’ core
Please don’t cry
What’s done is done
You can only fix yourself
You can never change
The other ones

Shine this light down on me forever
My open eyes are so alive
Break through these walls that leave me useless
All of my fears have gone away

The pain is over now
And the wounds are healed
They clipped your wings
But now you see
What’s been revealed
Look to the sky
Draw down the moon
Fill your life with silver dreams
Spin a secret spell
You’ll find it soon
Track Name: To Kill a King
On the other side
Of these castle walls
Lies a world I’m not a part of
Forbidden to even think for myself
Dared to step outside the line
For fear of torture

I always wanted to know
How to kill a king
Use his madness against him
Forsake everything
Though his grip is so tight
And it’s choking me
I will find a way out
Of this loyalty

Just when I thought I was
Running out of time
The King stood trembling at my bedside
He said “if you leave me now,
My suicide will follow”
And I said “what are you waiting for?”

Now I know
How to kill a king
Now he suffers in silence
With a poisonous sting
He could not steal my might
And it seems to be
I have found a way out
Of his loyalty

I know that I can survive
Outside this cage
Maybe now I can fight through
All this rage

I’m so glad I knew
How to kill the King
I tore down the boundaries
And took off the ring
To reap what you sow
Is how it should be
There’s no one left on the throne
Of this royalty
Track Name: My Beloved
I know you can’t say
What is wrong why you’re feelin’ this way
Just remember when you’re feelin’ so down
You can always put on your crown

My beloved
Is that a tear in your eye
My beloved
What is making you cry
My beloved
Will you walk with me
To the place
Where we can be free

Darling it’s getting so late
We should go home don’t tempt fate
Find it in yourself to love me again
Don’t be afraid we will win

You didn’t do the things that you thought
It isn’t true the lies can’t be bought
I understand you’re feeling so cold
Stay with me as we grow old
Track Name: The Chase (F9 mix)
I can’t find her
Just shadows on the wall
A net full of holes
Can’t prove anything at all
Memory is beautiful
Her flesh is not in front of me
I want to comfort
The girl I never see

Where has she gone
She’s out there all alone
Hidden faces turn
Begin the memory burn
When will she find me

Thin and withered
Red dress turned to pink
Thought I heard her laughing
In books of blue black ink
I don’t think she’s in there
Just an unresponsive smile
No, I can’t see her dancing
I’ve been looking all the while
Track Name: Shine (F9 mix)
You’ve got to fight for it
After all it’s yours
Don’t let the world
Push you down
Into its’ core
Please don’t cry
What’s done is done
You can only fix yourself
You can never change
The other ones

Shine this light down on me forever
My open eyes are so alive
Break through these walls that leave me useless
All of my fears have gone away

The pain is over now
And the wounds are healed
They clipped your wings
But now you see
What’s been revealed
Look to the sky
Draw down the moon
Fill your life with silver dreams
Spin a secret spell
You’ll find it soon
Track Name: You Are (Null Device mix)
You are
So deep inside of me
You are
Slashing my dignity
You are
What no one else can see
So far
You’ve made a fool of me

Revolting is how you make me feel
Disturbing how your love isn’t real
Typical is what this seems to be
For you
Deception comes
So easily

Injected with the poison of you
Weakened by not knowing the truth
Break the spell and give me back to the world
Take back the troubles of a broken girl
Track Name: To Kill a King (Trigger 10d mix)
On the other side
Of these castle walls
Lies a world I’m not a part of
Forbidden to even think for myself
Dared to step outside the line
For fear of torture

I always wanted to know
How to kill a king
Use his madness against him
Forsake everything
Though his grip is so tight
And it’s choking me
I will find a way out
Of this loyalty

Just when I thought I was
Running out of time
The King stood trembling at my bedside
He said “if you leave me now,
My suicide will follow”
And I said “what are you waiting for?”

Now I know
How to kill a king
Now he suffers in silence
With a poisonous sting
He could not steal my might
And it seems to be
I have found a way out
Of his loyalty

I know that I can survive
Outside this cage
Maybe now I can fight through
All this rage

I’m so glad I knew
How to kill the King
I tore down the boundaries
And took off the ring
To reap what you sow
Is how it should be
There’s no one left on the throne
Of this royalty